Ancient Turkey. A Travellers’ History (ISBN 9780520220423) gives a lively overview of
history from prehistoric times up to Christianity, covering the country's occupation by
the Hitittes, Phrygians, Persians, Greeks and Romans. Turkey
This book is handily divided in concise chapters sharing just enough details about each ruling power to keep you on reading. You’ll find good basic information about the enigmatic Hittites in Central Anatolia; the mysterious Trojans; the power of King Midas and the wealth of King Croesus; the occupation by the Persians including Xenophon's journey of the Ten Thousand; the rise of Macedonia leading to the conquests of Alexander the Great and the spreading of Hellenism; the Roman Power and the legacy of Augustus; concluding with early Christianity in the footsteps of St Paul. Quite a chunk of history presented in a very comprehensible way.
Seton Lloyd has added several unique pictures, many of them from the days of early excavations which make them interesting to those who are more familiar with these major archaeological sites.
This is an excellent reference book that can be consulted for any time period of the rich history of